Metro Beauty Awards: Cult Favorites
These products have millions of fans, and we're part of them, proving that these picks simply get the job done. More than just being hyped up constantly online, these products have the ability to deliver in the different areas they were made for. Whether in the skincare, fragrance, or makeup departments, you're sure that your concerns are all covered.
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer. At SM Megamall
Any self-respecting beauty junkie must try Benefit’s cult bronzer at least once in her life. It comes in a matte finish, in a shade that makes you look like you just got back from the beach!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 UVB/UVA. At Rustan’s
The best there is for adding a hint of color and evening out skin minus that heavy feeling. Moisturize and nail that no-makeup look with just a small amount of this lightweight product.
Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Free Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. At Rustan’s
Truly worthy of its “legendary” status, this multi-purpose cream moisturizes, shapes brows, adds shine to cheeks, soothes dull and dry hands, and smoothens cuticles and nails. Score!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. At Power Plant Mall
With its magical ability to make your face look rested and refreshed even after the roughest of nights, this elixir has garnered a special place in our beauty shelves. In it are Evening Primrose oil, Lavender oil, and Squalene—all meant to restore and improve overall firmness.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. At Rustan’s
A beauty insider must-have for sure, this acne drying lotion is a godsend for emergency flare ups you have to tame overnight!
Pixi Glow Tonic. At SM Beauty
Relatively new in the market, this exfoliating alcohol-free toner with 5% Glycolic acid helps avoid acne and smoothens, brightens, and clears your skin when religiously applied night and day.
Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil. At Watsons
New packaging, same formulation! Loved for its ability to fade scars and even out skin tone, this effective skin oil is able to renew skin in as little as three months!
DIOR Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. At Rustan’s
We’d be lying if we said we’re not in love with just the bottle alone. This crowd-pleasing, feminine scent is citrusy, has touches of rose and patchouli, ideal for wearing all day.
LUSH Mask of Magnaminty. At Glorietta 4
If there’s one face mask to invest in, it’s this. One tub is filled with Kaolin clay, peppermint oil, and aduki beans that rids your pores of gunk, exfoliates skin, and calms down any redness.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil. At Beauty Bar
This multi-use product is already a winner for its countless benefits alone. It moisturizes, adds shine to hair, softens hands, and nourishes with Vitamin E to rehabilitate stressed skin. Not to mention its scent is pretty addictive too!
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner & Brush. At Rustan’s
Adored by beauty fans and pros alike, this long-lasting eyeliner is perfect for when you’re in the mood for statement making eyes that don’t need any retouching—for 12 hours to be exact!
Benefit Watt’s Up Cream Highlighter. At Robinsons Magnolia
This flattering highlighter shade lays on your face’s high points perfectly, reflecting light to help give your face a lift! It has a cream finish that lasts all day, which is a plus!
Product photography Ronan Capili